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On 1/9/2019 at 10:37 AM, Theda Baratheon said:

Loved the film!!! Absolutely fantastic 

Having now seen it, I wholeheartedly agree. The two hours just flew by. I now feel the need to go learn about Queen Anne though as I know nothing about that period!

I loved that the film wasn’t just quirky and humourous for it’s own sake but actually had a cohesive narrative. And some especially moving scenes...the two that stand out being “Because that is love” and the scene where we discover the meaning behind the rabbits. :(

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I watched Into the Spiderverse last week and man, that's such a good movie. I'm not really a superhero guy, but I will probably go watch that again at the theatre. 

Hmm - I know everyone loves Luther, but I couldn't finish the first season. The writing felt pretty bad to me. I felt the same way about The Fall. Maybe I should give Luther another try. 

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I watched the first season of Broadchurch and enjoyed it overall. About the identification of the killer:

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The too perfect husband being the killer kinda felt cheap or something... because it seemed to come out of absolutely nowhere. Although it’s obviously possible I missed some clues so I have to do some interweb searching about that. 

Olivia Colman was incredible in that last episode too. I really felt that anger and betrayal at the police station. Great stuff.

I also saw The Favourite today and it lived up to the board hype. All 3 leads were great. The ball dance scene in the beginning was phenomenal and I was kinda mad it got interrupted by Anne. I could’ve watched those 2 dance for hours. Wild moves.

I started a Deadwood rewatch too. So excited for the movie that’s actually happening.

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I am also considering doing a Sopranos rewatch with all of the 20 year hype.  I saw a marathon on one of the HBO channels the other day and told it to record everything on the DVR and think I've got about all of it.  

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2 hours ago, Ramsay B. said:

I started a Deadwood rewatch too. So excited for the movie that’s actually happening.

Is there a general timeframe that it's coming out this year? Anyone with HBO know if they've included Deadwood movie scenes (I think they're the latest scenes of shows but can't remembet..) in those upcoming interspered movies with TV shows over the next year with the soft music playing in the background?

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I'll tell you what is unexpectedly good.. You on Netflix. I had very low expectations as it looked like a pretty standard and generic thriller about a stalker, but we watched it because lots of my friends were banging on about it. 

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What I think is such a surprise is that you have a show which is essentially about a psychopathic stalker, but he is completely sympathetic and likeable in a lot of ways, in that he genuinely tries to help people, its just that he has some pretty out-there ideas. 

When you are 8 episodes in and you are cheering when a girl and her insane stalker get together then you realise the show has done something unexpected. While actually a lot of the show is pretty cookie cutter and rom-com template, that actually seems to work for it in the way it also subverts a lot of the same tropes. 

Its far from realistic and I'm sure anything other than a the shallowest thought about the plot would drive you mad, but its very entertaining and the two main leads are great.

 

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7 hours ago, Ramsay B. said:

I watched the first season of Broadchurch and enjoyed it overall. About the identification of the killer:

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The too perfect husband being the killer kinda felt cheap or something... because it seemed to come out of absolutely nowhere. Although it’s obviously possible I missed some clues so I have to do some interweb searching about that. 

Olivia Colman was incredible in that last episode too. I really felt that anger and betrayal at the police station. Great stuff.

I also saw The Favourite today and it lived up to the board hype. All 3 leads were great. The ball dance scene in the beginning was phenomenal and I was kinda mad it got interrupted by Anne. I could’ve watched those 2 dance for hours. Wild moves.

I started a Deadwood rewatch too. So excited for the movie that’s actually happening.

Recommendation: just assume Broadchurch finishes with S1. Massive drop in quality afterwards.

The decadence and absurdity of the Court in the Favourite was brilliant! I adored the costume work too, beautifully done.

Colman has been a well established name in the UK for a while now but between the Favourite and the Crown i suspect she will be growing in popularity over in the States too.

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17 hours ago, Ramsay B. said:

I watched the first season of Broadchurch and enjoyed it overall. About the identification of the killer:

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The too perfect husband being the killer kinda felt cheap or something... because it seemed to come out of absolutely nowhere. Although it’s obviously possible I missed some clues so I have to do some interweb searching about that. 

Olivia Colman was incredible in that last episode too. I really felt that anger and betrayal at the police station. Great stuff.

 

Keep watching. Not necessarily for unexpected revelations or a novel approach to crime films as a genre. That doesn’t change much throughout the show. Do keep watching for character building and acting, both of those are great. 

10 hours ago, Heartofice said:

I'll tell you what is unexpectedly good.. You on Netflix. I had very low expectations as it looked like a pretty standard and generic thriller about a stalker, but we watched it because lots of my friends were banging on about it. 

  Reveal hidden contents

What I think is such a surprise is that you have a show which is essentially about a psychopathic stalker, but he is completely sympathetic and likeable in a lot of ways, in that he genuinely tries to help people, its just that he has some pretty out-there ideas. 

When you are 8 episodes in and you are cheering when a girl and her insane stalker get together then you realise the show has done something unexpected. While actually a lot of the show is pretty cookie cutter and rom-com template, that actually seems to work for it in the way it also subverts a lot of the same tropes. 

Its far from realistic and I'm sure anything other than a the shallowest thought about the plot would drive you mad, but its very entertaining and the two main leads are great.

 

I’m currently watching You, too. I’m only 3 episodes in, but I have all kinds up problems. I do agree about the main character though. 

 

And I will of course get back to this thread with more detailed thoughts on You, because I can’t keep my thoughts to myself and none of my friends watched it yet. 

During the holidays, I rewatched Full House which has become the hot chocolate for my soul. It’s such a perfect show and it gets better with every watch. 

 

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I was a bit underwhelmed by season 3 of fortitude - it felt like it was cancelled while they were half-way through episode 4 and they had a week left to wrap things up. As it is it felt like a very rushed last 30 minutes when the rest of the season had been spent meandering around in madness (and it was very good at doing crazy). I'd be curious as to whether sky had lost interest in the show or the showrunners had - it's hard to tell.

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18 hours ago, WarGalley said:

Is there a general timeframe that it's coming out this year? Anyone with HBO know if they've included Deadwood movie scenes (I think they're the latest scenes of shows but can't remembet..) in those upcoming interspered movies with TV shows over the next year with the soft music playing in the background?

They said it will be ready for a spring premiere in the EW article.

 

14 hours ago, HelenaExMachina said:

The decadence and absurdity of the Court in the Favourite was brilliant! I adored the costume work too, beautifully done.

Colman has been a well established name in the UK for a while now but between the Favourite and the Crown i suspect she will be growing in popularity over in the States too.

I liked how the spectacle of it all was outrageous but wasn’t too over-the-top at the same time, Yorgos really nailed that aspect of it. I didn’t know what to expect from him after seeing The Killing of a Sacred Deer, but he’s 2-2 with me now. Will have to watch The Lobster soon.

I think The Night Manager(which I really disliked)was the only thing I remember Colman from before these recent ones. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for her projects now.

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Picked up the Blu-ray of The Morricone Duel: The Most Dangerous Concert Ever. It’s American conductor Sarah Hicks and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra performing classics from a bunch of spaghetti westerns and gangster movies. It’s absolutely wonderful. It’s really interesting to see how they create some of the crazy sounds. I highly recommend it. 

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8 hours ago, Ramsay B. said:

I think The Night Manager(which I really disliked)was the only thing I remember Colman from before these recent ones. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for her projects now.

You haven't seen Peep Show???

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I watched the first episode of Titans on Netflix. So far it’s featured a lot of gratuitous violence and Robin saying “fuck Batman”.

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11 hours ago, red snow said:

I was a bit underwhelmed by season 3 of fortitude - it felt like it was cancelled while they were half-way through episode 4 and they had a week left to wrap things up. As it is it felt like a very rushed last 30 minutes when the rest of the season had been spent meandering around in madness (and it was very good at doing crazy). I'd be curious as to whether sky had lost interest in the show or the showrunners had - it's hard to tell.

I also wondered at the point of doing these four episodes - at all. It does seem to just get cut off with barely any conclusion. And it is quite far fetched, even by its own standards. Shame.

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1 hour ago, Isis said:

I also wondered at the point of doing these four episodes - at all. It does seem to just get cut off with barely any conclusion. And it is quite far fetched, even by its own standards. Shame.

It seems really odd especially given the fact season 2 felt like it was deliberately setting up season 3. I also thought this was a big hit for Sky atlantic so I thought they'd champion it and want more (at least a concluding season wrapping things up). Maybe despite its success it was simply too expensive for them and they get more value for money simply buying HBO distribution rights. It's a shame though. Hopefully Richard Dormer will turn up elsewhere as he has an intense presence.

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Finished the two part binging of You. 

Superb acting, ridiculous plot, weak character building, no touch whatsoever with reality. It was like a 6 or 6.5 if I want to give it credit for keeping me interested in how it will all end. 

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I won’t go into too much detail about every plot line, so let’s just focus on the end game. 

Are you telling me that the shop is wide open with no Ethan to attend it while Joe is downstairs? Or if the shop was closed how did Paco get in?  But okay, that’s what it is. And okay, she wrote that story about the therapist. But how did Joe get John Stamos’s DNA on the box? Or did they not do forensics there at all? And wouldn’t John Stamos deny this whole thing? And did nobody find a trace of Joe DNA in Peach’s house? What happened to the local cop who saw him and has his number plate? Wouldn’t he be interviewed by the PI at least as local authorities after peach’s death? And the most burning question of all: HOW did John Stamos not see through Joe? Or how did he at least not connect Paul’s story and Beck’s story? I mean they completely mirror each other. How did a trained psychologist not see through that? 

And how did benji’s rich and powerful family just let Benji’s disappearance go? I thought he was gonna be smart about it and OD him, so his body just needed up be dumped somewhere. But no, he carried it around and disposed of it. HOW did nobody go looking for that guy? 

And the whole Candace business is a cheap trick to leave an open door for season 2. 

 

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8 hours ago, Heartofice said:

I really enjoyed Night Manager :(

I did too, way more than I expected to.  Same with Little Drummer Girl.  I guess I'm a sucker for these Le Carre adaptations on AMC.  More please.  

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